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PUTTING WORDS IN A DEAD MAN’S MOUTH

A production company called Dudesy Features has come up with an AI written comedy special from the deceased George Carlin.  No, this isn’t some program of classic Carlin bits, or even never-before-seen material by George Carlin.  This is putting together a special by “George Carlin” written entirely by AI, on topics that have only come…

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BULLDOZING THE PLAYING FIELD

In an incredible story reported in the New York Post in December 2022, two administrators at the Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology withheld notification of National Merit awards for several years.  The students, teachers, parents and potential colleges of the students were never notified that the students had won the awards.  The National Merit…

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CHAPPELLE, SNL, and the ADL

Anti-Defamation League chief executive officer Jonathan Greenblatt took to Twitter on Sunday to criticize the comedian and the NBC late night show. “We shouldn’t expect @DaveChappelle to serve as society’s moral compass, but disturbing to see @nbcsnl not just normalize but popularize #antisemitism,” Greenblatt tweeted. “Why are Jewish sensitivities denied or diminished at almost every…

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AM I THE @SSHOLE?

Reddit has a board that is called “Am I the @sshole?”, on which posters tell a story, and people write in to judge whether the poster is the @sshole or not, and judging whether others in the story may be @ssholes or not as well.  This week we are covering a story that would work…

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BOOKS GET A TIME OUT

Officials in a school district near Fort Worth, Texas, have directed school staff and librarians to temporarily remove books that have been challenged through the district’s formal complaint process in the past school year, including the Bible and an illustrated adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary. New books are open to be challenged by the public…

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